Study in Cape Town with ISM



South Africa's national motto


Cosmopolitan and abundant in natural beauty, Cape Town is the powerhouse of the Western Cape province – South Africa's second main economic center. Known colloquially as "Silicon Cape," the city is home to a thriving tech startup scene and a dynamic small business sector. Take our two-week program here to gain insight into African business practices and emerging markets on the continent.


  • Two-week program in international business, focusing on Africa and emerging markets
  • Provided in collaboration with our local partner institution
  • Offered each autumn on a rotating basis with our Shanghai, New Delhi and São Paulo locations

City Facts

  • 59% of the country's tech startups are based in the Western Cape region

  • Home to world's busiest container port

  • Economy dominated by small and medium-size businesses

  • Talent hotspot, with four top-ranking universities and 94,000 students


Stellenbosch University is located in the historic university town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, among the Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it is one of the top 300 universities in the world, and among the top 20 in BRICS countries. It is also one of South Africa's leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates, and rated scientists.

Interested in joining the Cape Town program as part of the International Certificate Program?

Contact [email protected] for more information.

The student view

The culture at ISM facilitates success by motivating students while providing the individual support they may need.

Going through ISM, and the contacts that I made, gave me the opportunity to get my dream job with my dream company in London. This definitely would not have happened if I had not finished my MBA at ISM.

The entrepreneurship course I took at ISM was pivotal. The professor was able to create a shift in the how we viewed innovation and entrepreneurship.

Studying at ISM is a great way to learn, see the world, and expand your international network.

The flexibility that ISM offers is truly unparalleled. The ability to seamlessly transition between regular lectures and distance-based e-learning is yet another advantage.

ISM offers flexibility without compromising the quality of the academic experience.

Having an international DBA with ISM allows me to make an impact globally.

ISM is very hands-on with the development of its students and creates professionals destined for greater horizons.

The small class sizes help us connect to the professors.

I found it very helpful that you can break your coursework into manageable amounts so you can really focus on the coursework, but also continue to have a normal work and family life.

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